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Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk gets 7-year extension

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Boychuk and the New York Islanders have agreed on a long-term contract extension that assures that two of the club’s top defensemen will stick together well after the team locates to Brooklyn next season. Boychuk received a seven-year deal Thursday, as Nick Leddy did late last month. Boychuk’s contract is[…]

Nash’s 3rd-period goal lifts Rangers over Islanders 2-1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Rick Nash scored a deflected goal to break a tie 2:50 into the third period, and the New York Rangers beat the New York Islanders in their last regular-season visit to Nassau Coliseum 2-1 on Tuesday night. After dropping the first three matchups to the Islanders — including two at home[…]

Tavares’ OT goal caps Islanders comeback over Maple Leafs

TORONTO (AP) — John Tavares scored 4:38 into overtime, capping the New York Islanders’ two-goal comeback in a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night. Tavares, an Ontario native, went around several defenders to score the winning goal during a delayed Toronto penalty. With his 33rd goal and 39th assist, the Islanders[…]

Brassard’s OT goal gives Rangers 1-0 win over Blackhawks

CHICAGO (AP) — Derick Brassard scored 32 seconds into overtime and Cam Talbot made 29 saves for his fifth shutout of the season in the New York Rangers’ 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. Brassard swooped in from left wing and fired a shot past Corey Crawford on the stick side after[…]